Geneva County will Remain Dry

By less than one-percentage point turned down a wet initiative that would have allowed alcohol sales.

Besides the presidential and congressional races, voters here said wet/dry brought them to the polls.

Those who initiated the vote spent nearly three-years collecting more than two-thousand signatures to get it on the ballot.

Despite losing by 91 votes out of nearly 1,200 cast, organizers felt they got their message across that Geneva County is losing desperately needed tax revenue to surrounding counties.

Fourteen of the 26 voting precincts voted against the wet initiative, while 12 precincts supported it.


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  • by Elba Citizen Location: Elba on Nov 6, 2008 at 12:03 PM
    I am also from Elba and can tell you the comments from the other Elba citizens is correct. Alcohol difinitely is NOT the answer. The City of Elba is broke and the schools are living on a very tight budget. The CITY even OWES the SCHOOL $200,000.00 in tax dollars and is not able to pay it. The city has spent the school's money just trying to operate and make the payroll. GENEVA...We in Elba are 150% sure that alcohol is NOT the answer to your fininacial woes. The Elba citizens speak from experience. Glad you guys did not make the same mistake Elba did. After several years of selling alcohol, the city is in worse shape it has ever been in.
  • by Anonymous Location: samson on Nov 5, 2008 at 08:07 PM
    hey Done with Geneva Co. Holyrollers: Move to Enterprise or Florida so when you give them your money for all that liquor or beer or what ever you like to spend your money on you won't feel so bad about it.
  • by brandy Location: geneva on Nov 5, 2008 at 06:09 PM
    geneva is burning itself in a hole. literally, and there is gonna be nothing left before long. These hyprecrites and bible thumpers are just crazy. they stole signs from each other had small childeren holding sign in front of church saying "heaven or hell vote no". I thought that was wrong to put childeren in an adult situation even if they understood. Plus, it isnt like anyone would hold a gun to anyones head saying you have to buy beer. And for all you people who refuse acknowledge the economic value of it. Remember that next time you go to Dothan or Enterprise.
  • by exGenevian Location: Carr on Nov 5, 2008 at 12:07 PM
    This is exactly the reason I moved out of Geneva City and Geneva County. The hypercritical holyrollers of the county are the very ones who cross state and county lines to buy their alcohol hence the fine roads and bridges in Florida and Coffee County and the crappy pot-hole filled roads in Geneva County!! Geneva County you should try entering the 21st century...you may find it quite interesting!!!
  • by Michael Location: Elba on Nov 5, 2008 at 12:06 PM
    I'm from Elba. Everyone talked about how going wet would help our town. They were WRONG! Alcohol in the grocery store, convenience stores and other places did not solve the problem. Elba is in POOR financial condition. Alcohol DID NOT bring new restaurants or any other businesses like we had been told. STAND STRONG Geneva! You will be glad you did!
  • by Fred Location: Elba on Nov 5, 2008 at 11:45 AM
    Hey Geneva, Elba went wet several years ago and it HAS NOT HELPED one bit. It passed by giving our schools the tax money. It has not helped our situation, just created new problems! Praise God you people still have enough citizens to stand for what is right!
  • by Jean Location: Geneva on Nov 5, 2008 at 07:17 AM
    What a blown opportunity! Those you fear will now still have to travel longer distances to purchase their alcohol and endager our highways on the way home. Not to mention the lost jobs and tax revenue. Shame on you! Take off your blinders and move ahead!
  • by Joshua Location: Hartford on Nov 5, 2008 at 06:14 AM
    That's whats up!!!!!!
  • by done with Location: genva county holyrollers on Nov 5, 2008 at 06:12 AM
    let the county stay in as bad of condition as it is... but we as citizens of geneva county shouldn't have to be taxed more becasue they county goes broke.. we tried to help out.. I'll still be giving my money to enterprise and florida..
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